Do Mountains, Water, and the Permanent Enclosure count as Barriers?
Mountains, Water, and the Permanent Enclosure count as sides of an Enclosure.
Do Omnivores have to eat both Plants and Meat when they are fed?
Omnivores eat either Plants or Meat. You choose which resource when you feed them.
Can I breed my Dinosaurs if the Enclosure was damaged (and therefore is “open“) by an escaping Dinosaur?
Dinosaurs must be in a completely closed Enclosure to breed.
Can I assign a Rancher to a space and not perform the action?
You must be able to perform an action to place a Rancher on an action space. If a space has multiple actions, then you must perform at least one of them.
Does the Rival score victory points for Dinosaurs in the Rival's Ranch?
The Rival scores victory points like a regular player would: adding up points from fulfilled Contract Cards, Research Cards and Regular Dinosaurs still left in the Rival's Ranch.
Can the Rival fulfil Contracts, which require Unique Dinosaurs?
The Rival can fulfil a Contract, which requires a Unique Dinosaur, by discarding a Genetic Research Card.
If the Rival can fulfil several Contracts, which one does the Rival choose?
The leftmost one
If the Rival can fulfil several Contracts, the Rival fulfills the one, which is furthest to the left among them.
Does the Rival breed Dinosaurs?
The Rival doesn't participate in any phases, except the second one, so the Rival doesn't breed or feed the Dinosaurs.
How many Public Contracts can the Rival fulfil in a single turn?
The Rival can only fulfill 1 Contract per turn, even if the Rival has the Dinosaurs to fulfill several of them.
When the Rival gains a Research Card, which one does the Rival choose?
With most points
When the Rival gains a Research Card, draw 3 new Research Cards and add them into the row. The Rival takes the highest victory point card from the entire row. If there is a tie for the highest, it takes the tied card closest to the deck. The Rival will never take cards, which provide a variable number of points.
Can the Rival gain more than 13 resources?
When the Rival gains resources and its token reaches the maximum amount of “13“, the Resource Max Action is immediately triggered. After a Resource Max Action is resolved, the token is reset to 0 and any remainder of resources over 13 is lost.
Does the Rival always perform the Special Action, if the Rival should gain Dinosaurs but cannot do so?
If the Rival should gain Dinosaurs due to any reason (such as resolving a Rival Rancher Card, Stealing a Dinosaur, or performing a Resource Max Action), while the Rival doesn't have enough space for any of them, then the Rival performs the Rival Special Action.
Does the Rival gain anything, if the Rival Steals a resource or a Dinosaur from me while I don't have it?
When the Rival performs the Steal action and you do not have the listed item, then the Rival does not gain that item.
If the Rival gains 2 Dinosaurs, but has space for only 1 of them, does he perform the Special Action?
If the Rival gains 2 Dinosaurs, but has space for only 1 of them, place the first Dinosaur, and perform the Rival Special Action instead of placing the second Dinosaur.
Does the Rival perform its special action twice, if the Rival should gain 2 Dinosaurs and cannot place any of them?
The Rival may perform the Special Action only once per turn.
What happens, if the Rival gains Dinosaurs, but doesn't have space for them?
Takes Special Action
If the Rival gains Dinosaurs and there is no room in the column for that Dinosaur (which only has room for 3) then it is not placed. Instead, the Rival immediately performs the Rival Special Action listed at the top of the Rival Ranch.
Can the Rival occupy action spaces?
When you assign your own Ranchers, you must first check if there are Rival Rancher Cards placed above an Action Mat. For each card above, every action space on that Action Mat is considered to have a single Rival Rancher on it.
How many turns does the Rival take each round?
4 or 5
The Rival takes 4 turns during each of the first 3 rounds and 5 during each of the last 3 rounds, resolving 1 Rival Rancher Card per turn.
Who is the first player when playing solo?
The Rival starts the game as the first player. Place the First Player Marker in the Rival's play area during setup. You may gain the Marker for yourself as usual.
Does the Rival gain Private Contract Cards?
The Rival cannot gain any Private Contract Cards. The Rival can only fulfil Public Contracts.
Before the 4th round, do I draw 2 Private Contract Cards to choose 1?
When the Round Marker reaches the “Round 4“ space, you draw 1 random Private Contract Card and keep it, without choosing from 2 cards.
Can I use the special ability listed on the Unique Dinosaur's Research Card, when the Unique Dinosaur is in my Holding Area or if it is escaping?
When you gain a Unique Dinosaur, you must first place it into your Holding Area. You do not have its special ability, until you place it into your Ranch. You also lose the special ability, when the Dinosaur is escaping, or if you discard the Dinosaur to fulfil a Contract Card.
Can Unique Dinosaurs breed?
No, unless specified otherwise by the Dinosaur's special ability.
Are Dinosaurs limited by the number of components?
If the supply of a species of regular Dinosaurs is zero, you cannot take more of that Dinosaur. Any effect that results in you gaining that species is canceled. If there is not enough to supply all players during the 6th phase, each eligible player takes one at a time, in order, starting with the first player until they are gone.
Do I have to place a newborn Dinosaur into the same Enclosure as its parents?
A newborn Dinosaur may be placed into a different Enclosure than its parents.
Do I have to place a newborn Dinosaur into an Enclosure?
A newborn Dinosaur must be placed into an Enclosure, if you cannot - it immediately escapes, and you receive the escape penalty.
What happens, if I don't have enough space for a newborn Dinosaur?
If your Ranch does not have room for a newborn Dinosaur, it immediately Escapes, and you receive the escape penalty.
Do newborn Dinosaurs breed the same round I gain them?
Newborn Dinosaurs cannot breed the round they are born.
Can an escaping Carnivore "eat" an escaping Herbivore to prevent the Herbivore penalty?
When performing the Carnivores' escape penalty, you may discard a Herbivore which was going to escape. If an escaping Carnivore eats an escaping Herbivore first, that Herbivore does not cause the Herbivores' Escape Penalty.
How many times can I receive each type of an escape penalty?
Once per round
Each penalty type only occurs once per round, even if multiple Dinosaurs of the same type escape.
If an escaping Herbivore removes a Barrier and makes another Dinosaur outside of an Enclosure, does this Dinosaur escape too?
If discarding a Barrier due to an escape penalty would cause an Enclosure to not be “closed,“ the remaining fed Dinosaurs do not escape. However, they do not breed during the 6th phase.
If I receive both penalties at the same time, which penalty do I resolve first?
You choose the order
If you receive both the Herbivores' and the Carnivores' escape penalties during the same phase, you resolve them in any order you choose.
Which escape penalty do I receive, if an Omnivore escapes from my Ranch?
The one you choose
When an Omnivore escapes from your Ranch, you choose whether it is a Carnivore or a Herbivore, and then receive the corresponding penalty.
Do I have to use up all of my available resources to feed my Dinosaurs?
During the Feed Dinosaurs phase you must feed your Dinosaurs in any order you choose until you cannot spend any more resources. If any of your Dinosaurs remain unfed, they Escape.
Can I place multiple Unique Dinosaurs in the same enclosure?
What determines the winner in case of a tie?
If there is a tie, then the tied player who is earliest in turn order (starting with the First Player Marker and going clockwise) wins.
Can I have more than 13 of a particular resource?
Each player may collect a maximum of 13 resources of each type.
Can I place Ranchers on an action space, which already has my Ranchers?
You cannot place Ranchers onto an action space where you already have Ranchers. However, other players can, by placing 1 more Rancher than the player with the highest number of Ranchers on that space.
Can I place a Dinosaur directly into my Ranch, immediately after gaining it?
When you gain a Dinosaur from an action space, you must place it into the Holding Area of your Player Mat. You will place this Dinosaur into your Ranch during the Arrange Ranch phase. But note that if you gain a newborn Dinosaur during the Breed Dinosaurs phase, you must immediately place it into your Ranch.
Do I roll the Wrangler Die, when I place Ranchers on the Dino Market action spaces?
You roll the Wrangler Die only when placing Ranchers on the Free Range Dinos action spaces.
Do I gain a Dinosaur, if I roll the Wound with the Wrangler Die?
You always gain at least 1 Dinosaur, when placing Ranchers on the Free Range Dinos action spaces. When you roll the Wound, you must place the Dinosaur to your Medical Leave.
What happens, if the first player gains the First Player Marker?
When gaining the First Player Marker, immediately take it from the player who has it. If you already have it, you simply keep it.
When taking the action to move 1 Dinosaurs from the Holding Area, can I place it outside of an Enclosure, or together with Dinosaurs of a different species?
When you move a Dinosaur from your Holding Area by using an action space, it does not matter if it is outside of an Enclosure, or in an Enclosure with a different species at this time. However, you must fix any illegal placements during the Arrange Ranch phase.
When I take the action to Rearrange Barriers, can Dinosaurs go outside of Enclosures or become enclosed with a different species?
When you move Barriers from your Ranch into your Holding Area, it does not matter if this makes a Dinosaur to be outside of an Enclosure, or in an Enclosure with a different species at this time. However, you must fix any illegal placements during the Arrange Ranch phase.
Can I discard Dinosaurs from my Holding Area or Medical Leave to pay for a Contract Card?
In order to discard a Dinosaur for a Contract Card, it must already be in your Ranch. You may use a dedicated action space to move 1 Dinosaur from your Holding Area to your Ranch for this purpose.
Do I refresh the Public Contract Row immediately after fulfilling a Public Contract?
You reveal new Public Contract Cards during the Refresh for Next Round phase only.
Can I fulfil a Private Contract without fulfilling a Public Contract first?
The only time you can fulfil a Private Contract is immediately after you have fulfilled a Public Contract.
Do I draw a new Private Contract Card, after I fulfil my current one?
You gain exactly 2 Private Contract Cards during each game: one during setup, and one before the 4th round.
When I draw 3 Research Cards and take 1, what do I do with the remaining 2 cards?
Add to the row
When you draw 3 Research Cards from the deck, choose one of them to keep and place the 2 unchosen cards face-up in a row next to the other revealed cards.
Can I move Barriers around my Ranch during the Arrange Ranch phase?
Barriers that were placed in earlier Rounds cannot be moved, except when you use a dedicated action space during the Assign Ranchers phase.
Can I move Dinosaurs around my Ranch during the Arrange Ranch phase?
During the Arrange Ranch phase, you may rearrange any of your Dinosaurs in your Ranch as you wish, as long as you don't place Dinosaurs of different species in the same Enclosure.
Can I place Unique Dinosaurs outside of Enclosures?
Unique Dinosaurs do not have to be placed into an Enclosure and can be placed in an open area of the Ranch with other Unique Dinosaurs.
Can I place several Unique Dinosaurs in a single Enclosure?
Unique Dinosaurs cannot be Enclosed with any other Dinosaur, including other Unique Dinosaurs, because they are of a different species.